Badou Jack suffered a really ugly cut on his forehead during last weekend’s fight with Marcus Browne — a cut that only seemed to get worse with each punch landed on him — but Jack largely dismissed any concerns about the injury, which will surely leave a lasting scar.
“It might not look pretty, but I’m a fighter not a model,” Jack said on a call with a few boxing reporters to discuss his gruesome injury on Tuesday.
At one point in the fight it look like Jack lost big chunk of flesh when he was hit with a clean shot on the existing cut, and following the fight it was readily apparent just how deep the cut was.
I would like to thank all of the fans for your support! The cut was a nasty one, but I’m fine now, alhamdulillah.— Badou Jack (@BadouJack) January 20, 2019
Congrats to @Marcus_Browne who fought a great fight. Regardless of the cut he was the better man tonight. pic.twitter.com/LytEtP60Qi
Jack didn’t use the cut or the tremendous amount of blood flowing down his face as an excuse to get out of a fight he was losing badly on the cards, and reflecting on the bout Jack says he was simply determined to to fight until the very end.
“I’m a fighter. I ain’t gonna quit. I’m not gonna tell ‘em to stop no fight,” he said. “They took me to the doctor a couple of times. I was worried they were gonna stop it. But I kept fighting. (Browne) wasn’t hurting me. (The cut) was annoying and it was bleeding a lot and it messed up my game plan, but no matter what I’m going to keep fighting. I’m a fighter to the end. You’re going to have to kill me if you want to stop the fight. The blood affected me a little bit but no excuses. I tried my best.”
Following the bout Jack required a plastic surgeon to sew his face back together, which included roughly 100 stitches, including about 30 on stitches on three different layers of skin. That’ll be sure to leave a mark, but Jack says he’s a warrior and in good spirits, and that he hopes to land a rematch against Browne going foward.